Evan Shipman

23 October 1904–24 June 1957 (Age 52)
Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Evan

When Evan Shipman was born on 23 October 1904, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Louis Evan Shipman, was 35 and his mother, Ellen Mcgowen Biddle, was 34. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 24 June 1957, in New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Gilkey Cemetery, Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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Louis Evan Shipman
Ellen Mcgowen Biddle
Ellen Biddle Shipman
Evan Shipman
Mary Pamela Shipman

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    Ellen Biddle Shipman



    Mary Pamela Shipman


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 9

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). 2. occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Evan B Shipman in household of Louis E Shipman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evan B Shipman in household of Louis E Shipman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Evan Shipman, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"

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